Hot Springs Personal Injury Lawyers
Arkansas attorneys work to maximize compensation for victims of others’ negligence
An individual who suffers an injury due to someone else’s negligence, recklessness or willful misconduct can pursue compensation to address the various forms of harm they’ve endured. At Schnipper, Britton & Stobaugh in Hot Springs, we are dedicated to helping Arkansas clients obtain the payment they need to pay their doctor’s bills, replace the wages they’ve lost and compensate them for the short- and long-term effects associated with their injury. Whether you were hurt in a car crash, a fall on someone else’s property or while on the operating table, our personal injury attorneys handle the legal aspects of your case so you can focus on restoring your health.
Common types of personal injury cases
Our firm pursues justice for victims in a full range of personal injury cases, such as those arising from the following:
- Vehicle accidents — In matters stemming from auto accidents, including collisions involving trucks, bicycles, motorcycles and pedestrians, we vigorously represent our clients’ interests in litigation and insurance claims.
- Unsafe premises — If you were hurt in a slip and fall or another type of incident while on someone else’s property, our attorneys can review if the property owner or manager is legally liable.
- Defective products — Failures in the design, manufacture or labeling of products could lead to serious injuries inflicted on unsuspecting users.
- Medical malpractice — When doctors and other healthcare providers fail to abide by their professional standards, patients might suffer serious harm.
- Workplace accidents — Employees whose on-the-job injuries are linked to the negligence of a third party (not their employer or co-worker) could seek damages from the business or individual who contributed to their accident.
- Dog bites — After a dog bite that requires medical treatment, you could collect compensation from the animal’s owner if they did not use proper care to protect you.
We have one goal in mind when we accept a personal injury case: recover for our client the maximum amount of damages possible under the facts of the case.
Medical conditions frequently associated with personal injury claims
Part of successfully litigating a personal injury claim is proving the specific harm suffered by the victim. When warranted, we retain medical experts to testify regarding a client’s condition and limitations. Our firm handles all types of personal injury actions, including matters where the plaintiff has experienced one or more of the following ailments:
- Bone breaks and fractures
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Damage to the neck, back and spinal cord
- Catastrophic injuries, such as paralysis
- Muscle, ligament and tendon damage
- Soft tissue injuries
- Internal injuries
Tragically, negligence or willful misconduct is sometimes fatal. In these instances, our firm represents surviving family members in wrongful death litigation against the liable parties. Plaintiffs in these cases can recover reimbursement for funeral expenses and the income that the deceased victim would have been expected to earn over their lifetime.
Types of damages awarded in an Arkansas personal injury lawsuit
In a personal injury lawsuit, compensation is available for the following types of damages:
- Medical bills and rehabilitation costs — Hospital bills, medications, rehabilitation expenses and other costs stemming from a serious injury mount quickly. Whatever your particular aliments are, we press defendants for appropriate payment so you do not have to bear this economic burden while you recover.
- Lost income — You might not be able to work for an extended period of time after you’ve been hurt in a vehicle accident or another type incident. We work to replace the income you’ve lost so that you can meet your financial needs.
- Pain and suffering — From the moment you are injured, you experience physical pain and emotional trauma. Our seasoned attorneys can explain what type of pain and suffering damages might be available given the circumstances of your claim.
- Loss of quality and enjoyment of life — Some people are never the same after suffering a serious injury. If you are unable to do some of the things you used to enjoy or are plagued with lingering effects from your accident, this may be compensable.
- Loss of consortium — The spouse of an injury victim might be able to recover damages if the victim’s medical condition makes physical companionship difficult or impossible.
The statute of limitations in Arkansas is three years for personal injury and one year for wrongful death. However, you should start your legal action as quickly as possible to preserve evidence and start the process aimed at securing a substantial financial recovery.
Contact a reputable Hot Springs personal injury lawyer
Schnipper, Britton & Stobaugh represents victims in a wide range of personal injury cases, including claims arising out of vehicle crashes and slip and fall accidents. To schedule a consultation, please call 501-762-0887 or contact us online. Our office is in Hot Springs.